Welcome to the Chiltern Arts Festival
28th February–7th March 2020
Beethoven’s words, ‘Let your deafness no longer be a secret, even in art’, which are emblazoned on the 2020 Festival brochure cover, embody the theme of this year’s Festival: Passion Prevails.
In the 250th year since Beethoven’s birth, we’re exploring a different way to celebrate the great composer’s life and — taking inspiration from his passion and drive to continue as his hearing deteriorated — to explore and celebrate others who have also overcome adversity and created great art. Each event in the 2020 programme has been curated with this theme in mind, celebrating just some of the ways in which the passion for music and art has continued to be a driving force even for those faced with life-changing events such as hearing or sight loss, or those faced with adversity from political, religious or societal circumstances.
We’re looking forward to welcoming both new friends and familiar faces – and we can’t wait to share another week of fabulous music with you... see you there!
Chiltern Arts Founder and Creative Director
Septura Brass Septet
Come and Sing Tippett's Spirituals
Oliver Soden on Michael Tippett (Talk)
The Marian Consort: Singing in Secret
Youth Music and Art Day
The Phoenix Piano Trio: Into the Silence
Ensemble Hesperi: Take Note Ensemble
Piccadilly Revellers: Concert, Cabaret and Dinner
Dame Evelyn Glennie in conversation with Katy Hamilton
Trio HLK & Dame Evelyn Glennie
Matthew Wadsworth Pre-Concert Talk
Candlelit Lute: Matthew Wadsworth & Dame Evelyn Glennie
Magnard Ensemble: Take Note Ensemble
Danny Driver (piano)
Salomé String Quartet: Take Note Ensemble
City of London Sinfonia: Beethoven and Mozart